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#3348069 - 09/05/13 11:02 AM Christian-owned bakery shuts down
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Christian-owned bakery shuts down, cites ‘Mafia-style’ tactics of homosexual activists

Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com) Thursday, September 05, 2013



An Oregon bakery targeted by the state for refusing to provide a cake for a same-sex “wedding” says Mafia-style tactics have forced them to close the business.

Sweet Cakes closed signThe owners of “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” in the Portland suburb of Gresham refused to provide the cake because their Christian faith rejects homosexual practices. The lesbian couple who requested the cake then filed a discrimination complaint with the Oregon Commissioner of Labor. That investigation is pending.

After the complaint was filed, homosexual activists began conducting demonstrations at the shop and targeting the bakery's vendors. HotAir.com conducted an extended interview with the owners, Aaron and Melissa Klein, about their decision to shut down.

Aaron said the opposition came from people who are simply intolerant of the Christian view of homosexuality.

“They've been militant. The best way I can describe it is they’ve used Mafia tactics against the business,” he said.

“In fact, I just found a social media site where a guy actually said that he'd like to find us and slap the expletive out of us. But, as far as the Mafia tactics, basically [they said] if you do business with Sweet Cakes we will shut you down.”



Their business dropped by half within a short time, so they have shuttered the business and moved it into their home. The discrimination complaint is now being handled by the attorneys with no end in sight.

An Oregon government official was criticized by pro-family groups last month after stating the goal of investigations into discrimination complaints “is never to shut down a business” but instead “to rehabilitate.”

The Kleins did say their faith remains strong and they will continue to stand on the Bible.
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#3348101 - 09/05/13 11:27 AM Re: Christian-owned bakery shuts down [Re: MUP]
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Rehabilitate, isn't that what commies. do when they take over a country???
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#3348106 - 09/05/13 11:29 AM Re: Christian-owned bakery shuts down [Re: MUP]
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These people will keep pushing as long as we keep backing up.... these people dont have to worship my God nor say the pledge of alliegence but ill be darned if they gonna take my rights away.....my tolerence level is at all time low
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#3348117 - 09/05/13 11:34 AM Re: Christian-owned bakery shuts down [Re: taximan]
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Shoulda baked em a terrible tasting cake and gone on about their business.
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#3348325 - 09/05/13 02:57 PM Re: Christian-owned bakery shuts down [Re: jameseboy]
Pic IN the Casa
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 Originally Posted By: jameseboy
Shoulda baked em a terrible tasting cake and gone on about their business.


Agreed.
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#3348341 - 09/05/13 03:08 PM Re: Christian-owned bakery shuts down [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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I disagree jameseboy, what SHOULD have happened was exactly NOTHING.

I see signs all the time, we reserve the right to refuse etc.

Oh wait that is only if it is a white redneck they don't want to serve.

Makes me very angry that "normal" has to bow at every friggin turn.
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#3348366 - 09/05/13 03:34 PM Re: Christian-owned bakery shuts down [Re: RUGER]
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We have to "respect" their beliefs but they can stomp on all of mine. Is the Christian based groups helping in fighting this?
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#3348411 - 09/05/13 04:18 PM Re: Christian-owned bakery shuts down [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
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Looks like they were not shut down not by the government, but because their customer base didn't support the position they took on a public issue. That's just captalism. Nobody should be forced to do business with folks they don't want to. But that's a two way street. They got a dose of their own medicine.
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#3348458 - 09/05/13 05:04 PM Re: Christian-owned bakery shuts down [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
I disagree jameseboy, what SHOULD have happened was exactly NOTHING.

I see signs all the time, we reserve the right to refuse etc.

Oh wait that is only if it is a white redneck they don't want to serve.

Makes me very angry that "normal" has to bow at every friggin turn.


Ditto , I would have baked them a cake but I don't think they would have like the after effects !
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#3348648 - 09/05/13 07:52 PM Re: Christian-owned bakery shuts down [Re: pass-thru]
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 Originally Posted By: pass-thru
Looks like they were not shut down not by the government, but because their customer base didn't support the position they took on a public issue. That's just captalism. Nobody should be forced to do business with folks they don't want to. But that's a two way street. They got a dose of their own medicine.


Capitalism....? Sounds more like the homo mafia put on such a show that the normal everyday folks decided to avoid them - therefore having to avoid the shop. Probably should sue the city for allowing the homo-mafia to carry on a situation of Defamation.
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